The Knife That Killed Me
Paul isn't one of the tough kids, but when he ends up delivering a message from Roth, the terrifying school bully, to the leader of the gang at a nearby school, he finds himself drawn into a dangerous rivalry. Paul attempts to distance himself from the feud, but when Roth hands him a knife, it makes him feel special and infuses him with a strange and frightening energy.
Anthony McGowan's original and thought-provoking novel, now adapted into a film, depicts a school governed by ineffectual teachers and rife with bullying and (sometimes graphic) violence. A compelling and disturbing portrait of the terrible consequences of peer pressure and teenage knife crime, it is a book that will stay with all those who read it.